I'm the opposite of you. I have short thick legs. Capo and Louis Garneau are too long for me and they have a thick pad. Might be worth checking out. Oh and Castelli seems to have the ideal length for me (probably wrong length for you).
Thanks for the suggestions! It sounds like new Assos is designed for your legs!
Interesting what you say about Castelli, as some people on other forums have been recommending Castelli for taller slimmer riders. I had a Castelli foray of my own in the late 90s; leg fit was superb, with very long legs and nice tight 17/18cm leg grippers in 4 pairs size L (can't remember the model name, but they had red pads with lots of small holes). Great fit but average pads of slightly inadequate thickness.
I then switched back to Assos on account of their brilliant pads, but am certainly thinking of trying Castelli again as no doubt they will have improved their pads dramatically since 1999. Trouble is I don't want to incur lots of mail order return fees in trying out numerous models, so one of the reasons for the thread was to try to elicit some empirical data on leg gripper widths, as that will help steer me towards shorts that fulfil my requirements, but so far no one has felt inclined to measure their leg grippers!
Maybe I need to start a specific leg-gripper-measurement thread.......
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